Conservation Cropping Seminars 2016:
Budget Crisis: Support Your Local SWCD Contact Your Legislators!
Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts are on the brink of closure if a FY16 State Budget is not reached and if District’s are not named in that budget. Please support your local Soil & Water Conservation Districts by informing your legislators of our situation and encourage them to pass a FY 2016 Budget for our state!
Upcoming QCCA Events & Appearances
Bald Eagle Days- January 8th-10th 2016
Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show-January 17th-19th 2016
Rock Island County SWCD News and Blog
We are excited to announce that a new Farm Bill Biologist, Scott James, and a new Outreach Coordinator, Katie Kauzlarich, have been hired in Northwest Illinois.
Scott began Jul. 1st and works with area landowners and farmers to implement wildlife habitat conservation measures. Katie began Jul. 1st and works statewide to introduce youth and the public to nature and shooting sports.
Through a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) and Pheasants Forever (PF), Scott and Katie aim to strengthen pheasant conservation in Illinois.read more
Pheasants Forever and USDA/SWCD partners are hosting a wildflower and pollinator workshop on August 18th 9:00-11:00 a.m.
The workshop will be held at a small prairie on private property near Sherrard (1713 Knoxville Road Sherrard, IL).
Please contact Scott James at (309) 660-3147 with questions or accommodation requests.read more
Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration
September 9th 5:00-7:30 p.m.
-Pond Shocking By Ken Clodfelter County Fish Biologist
-Dry Fire Hydrant Installation By Hillsdale Fire Department
-Meal Provided Please Bring Lawn Chairs and Pond Management Questions!
RSVP To R.I. SWCD 309-764-1486 or email@example.com more